Week Commencing 6th February 2023

The Guardian reports that the Church of England has voted in favour of blessings for same-sex unions after the motion was passed in the general synod on 9th February.

The BBC reports that the Pope has denounced the criminalisation of homosexuality describing such laws as a sin and injustice, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the head of the Church of Scotland have similarly supported the Pope’s comments despite internal division in Anglican churches over same-sex marriage.

Al Jazeera reports that the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has released a report raising alarm as to the extent of religious freedom in the country.